Dental Implants

A Lifelike, Durable, and Long-Lasting Solution to Tooth Loss

Has your bite and self-confidence been negatively impacted by tooth loss? Luckily, there is a lifelike, durable, and long-lasting solution: dental implants. Dr. Tyagi has extensive experience with this tooth-replacement solution, and his specialty training and partnership with a nearby surgery center allow him to have complete control over every step of the process. As a result, you can have peace of mind knowing that, with dental implants in Dallas, the end result will be a complete, functional, and gorgeous smile.

Why Choose Luminescence Dentistry for Dental Implants?

  • Dental Specialist with 10+ Years of Experience
  • Best Value and Interest-Free Financing
  • Appointments as Early as 7 AM

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a popular tooth-replacement solution, but what exactly are they? In short, they stand out from other options because they replace the root and crown of the tooth. To accomplish this, a small post is surgically inserted directly into the jawbone. A restoration is then securely placed on top to restore the visible portion of the tooth. Whether you’re missing one tooth or all of your teeth, dental implants can give you the strong, complete, and beautiful smile you’ve been missing!

The 4-Step Dental Implant Process

Want to get dental implants in Dallas to replace your missing teeth? If so, you’re probably seeking further information on the procedure. Choosing a method of tooth replacement may seem overwhelming, but at Luminescence Dentistry, our team is dedicated to guiding you through each stage of the process. We want to ensure you feel at ease and confident in your decision to restore your smile, which is why we’ve provided a timeline leading up to the placement of your new teeth.

Initial Dental Implant Consultation

For every patient, the first step is a consultation with our talented prosthodontist, Dr. Tyagi. This provides an excellent opportunity for you to address any questions or concerns you may have about the process with him.  After learning about your dental history, asking about your goals, and getting a better understanding of the state of your oral health, he will be able to determine if dental implants are the best solution for you.

Dental Implant Surgery

If no preliminary procedures are needed, like gum disease treatment, then the next step will be the placement surgery. At Luminescence Dentistry, we handle both the placement and restoration of dental implants in-house, ensuring a seamless and convenient experience for you.

After making a small incision in the gums, Dr. Tyagi will insert the implant post directly into the jawbone before placing a protective cap over the top. While individual experiences may vary, most patients encounter minimal discomfort and can typically return to work the following day. Some swelling, bruising, or slight bleeding may occur, but these can be easily managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.

Dental Implant Osseointegration & Abutment Placement

Following this appointment, the healing process called “osseointegration” will take place. This is when the jawbone and the dental implant fuse together. Typically, this takes between three and six months. This critical process ensures the implants become a strong foundation for your new restorations. Although it may take a few months, once completed, we'll attach connector pieces (known as abutments) on top of the implants. These serve to secure your restorations in place.

Delivery of Dental Implant Restorations

Following the healing of your gums from abutment placement, we take impressions to make your crowns, bridges, or dentures. This can be done with a dental crown, bridge, or denture. Once crafted to our specifications, we securely attach them to the abutment, allowing you to enjoy your new smile without further waiting.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants come with a wide range of advantages for both your smile and overall well-being. Unlike traditional restorations like dental bridges and dentures, this treatment involves your new teeth relying on your jawbone for support, creating a stable foundation for a more natural bite. This can also end up improving other daily tasks, such as talking and smiling confidently. Keep reading to learn more about what you can expect from the benefits of dental implants.

Day-to-Day Benefits

  • Simple Maintenance: Since your new pearly whites will act like normal teeth, this means you’ll be able to take care of them just like natural ones by simply brushing, flossing, and rinsing them with mouthwash every day.
  • Munch on Your Favorite Meals: Dental implants can help you regain 80% or more of your natural chewing power, meaning you should be free to enjoy your favorite meals comfortably without worrying about them moving around when you eat.
  • Youthful Appearance: Being embedded into your jawbone, your dental implants can effectively stimulate strong bone tissue, allowing you to preserve a more youthful facial shape.
  • Improved Confidence: Since you won’t have to worry about your brand-new smile shifting out of place at inconvenient times, you’ll be able to enjoy talking, eating, and grinning with total confidence.

Health Benefits

  • Zero Dependence on Surrounding Teeth: Dental bridges and even partial dentures tend to rely on your remaining healthy teeth to support them. While effective, this can also place you at a higher risk of decay or damage later on. Dental implants, however, are self-supporting, so you can avoid these complications altogether.
  • Avoid Jawbone Deterioration: Your titanium posts will serve as your new tooth roots, stimulating the bone tissue to remain strong and healthy. This also means you’ll be able to keep your jawbone from shrinking even after tooth loss.

Long-Term Benefits

  • Save Thousands in the Long Run: Dental implants might have a higher initial cost compared to other traditional restorations, like bridges and dentures. With proper care, however, you won’t need to get new ones as often as you would with dental bridges or dentures, meaning you can save more money over time.
  • Long-Lasting Treatment: Not only do dental implants boast an average success rate of 95% or more, but they can also last several decades to even the rest of your life as long as you take proper care of them.

Who Dental Implants Can Help

Are you missing one tooth, several teeth, or an entire row? Thankfully, dental implants are extremely versatile, allowing them to help patients at all stages of tooth loss. To learn more about how dental implants can fill the gaps in your smile and provide you with a strong bite again, read on!

Missing One Tooth

If there is a gap in your smile from a single missing tooth, then you’ll be happy to hear we can fill it with a dental implant. After placing it securely in your jawbone, we will anchor a custom dental crown to the top. This will effectively replace the root and crown of the tooth, improving the look and strength of your smile.

Missing Multiple Teeth

If you’re missing two or more teeth consecutively, then we may recommend an implant bridge. Different than a traditional dental bridge, an implant bridge anchors the pontics (new teeth) in place with dental implants instead of crowns. In addition to providing better stability, this solution means your surrounding healthy teeth don’t need to be altered!

Missing All of Your Teeth

If you don’t have any of your natural teeth left, then an implant denture may be the best option. To replace an entire arch, we will strategically place a few dental implants throughout your mouth and attach a denture over top. There are removable and permanently fixed options available as well, which adds to their versatility.

All-on-X & All-on-Four

Traditionally, dental implant prosthetics can require the placement of six or even more dental implants along one arch. The transformative alternatives, All-on-Four and All-on-X, limit the number of implants required while still providing outstanding security, function, and aesthetic value to patients who’ve suffered with tooth loss for too long. This process can be completed in as little as one day, significantly reducing the healing time for the patient.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants

As mentioned above, dental implants are completely personalized to each patient. As a result, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all number when it comes to the price. Do not worry — that does not mean we will not go above and beyond to make it easy to understand the cost of your treatment. We are proud to offer competitive pricing, and we will provide you with an estimate during your FREE consultation. As always, we would be more than happy to answer any questions you have and review your available financing options as well.

Preliminary Treatments & Dental Implant Surgery

We might determine that you need preliminary treatment before you can move forward with dental implants. For example, some patients require tooth extractions, gum disease therapy, or a bone graft. Each of these services comes with its own fee.

The implant surgery itself has a separate cost, which depends on a number of different factors. Since we handle the procedure in-house, you will not need to worry about dealing with the pricing structure of an outside specialist.

The Parts of Your Dental Implant

Some details of your procedure that can affect its cost include:

  • The number of dental implants you receive.
  • The type and size of your implants, as well as the manufacturer who provides them.
  • The size and nature of your final restoration(s).

We always strive to use top-quality materials in our office. If you have questions about where your dental implants come from, you are more than welcome to ask.

How Dental Implants Can Save You Money

Dental implants might seem pricey at first, but the truth is that they present an excellent value. In fact, they might even help you save money in the long run. They could do so in a couple of different ways:

  • Dental implants last a long time, so you will not have to repeatedly pay to replace them. In contrast, traditional dentures usually need to be replaced every 5 – 7 years.
  • Dental implants can protect your overall health, so they can reduce various medical bills. For example, they can enable you to eat a balanced diet, which in turn may reduce your need for certain medical treatments.

Does My Dental Insurance Cover Dental Implants?

Some dental insurance policies cover implants, while others do not. It really depends on whether or not your insurance company recognizes the value of this form of tooth replacement. Our team can help you figure out how your benefits apply and assist you through the claims process. Even if your insurance does not cover the implants themselves, it might cover part of the cost of your preliminary procedures or your final restoration.

Making Dental Implants Affordable

We offer FREE dental implant consultations so patients can get started on their tooth replacement journey without worrying about costs.

Once we design your treatment plan, you might choose to apply for low-interest financing through CareCredit or Lending Club. These third-party companies approve the majority of patients who apply for a payment plan. You might be surprised by how easy it is to fit dental implants into your budget!